April 30, 2010

Always a bridesmaid, never the bride

As far as Pie is concerned, I am the Barney to Husband's Fred, the backup singer to his main act, the...well I don't actually have another one. I suppose I could go back to the Flintstones well, but that just seems lazy. You get my point though. And for my interwebs friends who prefer pictures...



I've mentioned before that Husband stays home with Pie, and that her preference for him is likely an offshoot of the amount of time they spend together. I was very "I'm ok" about it. Not so much anymore. Her preference for Husband has grown to the point that I could not put her to bed last night. She flipped out. Husband had to come take over, while I went downstairs, tail between my legs, to cry.

There is really nothing that can be done at this point. I have to work. I would rather Pie be at home with Husband than in daycare. That's the way it is. Period. I'm just hoping that this is a phase that she will grow out of...I'm just crossing my fingers that it happens before she completely breaks my heart.

To further illustrate, I present a slightly wonky pyramid chart of Pie's preferences. It's a Pie chart...get it?


6 comments:

Cindy said...

I am sorry :(. ((Hugs)) to you Momma! It is really hard, I talk to my husband about this, be be assured you are doing the right thing for your situation, as she grows, things will change. Like right now, my husband can make my daughter laugh (I can barely do this--she thinks in the humor department I suck), she also loves playing with him far more than me, but at night, she wants me. My husband has been working on this though, and she is SLOWLY very slowly accepting him at night now also. Keep up your determination :)

Mass Hole Mommy said...

Hi there.....stopping by from the Friday follow!

sara said...

Thanks Cindy! :) I just keep trying to worm my way into her little heart. I love that she loves Husband so much, I just want to be in there too! Wine has been helping :-D

Katie said...

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I'm also frequently the "bridesmaid." My daughter usually prefers the more "fun" members of my family over me, the rule making disciplinarian. The only reason it doesn't get me down is that I'm the only one she'll let put her to sleep- so I know deep down she's kinda fond of me, haha!

Marc said...

I think I recall the same thing happening with my daughter.. now who was it so was going to again instead of me??? Oh yeah.. YOU!!! :)

VKT said...

Bless your heart Sara! I know that must really hurt your feelings but this too shall pass. My little kindergartners can't talk enough about Daddy AND Mommy. She loves you too and will grow out of this. Hugs to you

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